Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering
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Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering

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#1 of 2 B&Bs in Dittisham
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A wonderful base from which to explore the beautiful South Hams. Set in a secluded position down a peaceful farm lane with views out over the mouth of the River Dart, convenient for the charming village of Dittisham, the River Dart and "Greenway House" the former home of Agatha Christie. The historic port of Dartmouth, with its fine range of shops, restaurants and cafes and the Britannia Naval College, is just ten minutes drive. Great walking with great views all around the area. Ample safe parking. Wi Fi
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Free parking
Electric vehicle charging station
Free internet
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Parking
Wifi
Special diet menus
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Sun terrace
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Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Tayler F wrote a review Aug 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the luxury cottage for three nights, and what a beautiful place! The flat is newly done And very tasteful, we were left with a bottle of wine and some fresh flowers cut from the garden on our arrival which was such a lovely touch. Andrew and Martin were both wonderful hosts and the setting is picturesque, fabulous for a peaceful stay away. Taxi is only £15 into Dartmouth and this can also be walked in an hour, although a very muddy track!
The only comment I would give is an addition of a blind or curtain in the living area would be nice as we felt very overlooked in the evening whilst watching tv.
Would definitely return again and recommend.
Thank you so much Andrew and Martin!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Martin and Andrew Rodham-Smith, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering
Responded 29 Aug 2020
We thank you so much for your positive comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay, It was a pleasure to accommodate you..
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Birthday6549 wrote a review Sept 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything about Downton Lodge was perfect, the room was immaculate, breakfast was high quality food, and beautifully served. Andrew and Martin were wonderful hosts .
Under the current climate they took great care that all guests were save at all times
We would highly recommend Downton Lodge , and would not hesitate to stay here again.

Valerie and Ian
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We asked for a room with a balcony which was lovely to sit on early evening
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Response from Martin and Andrew Rodham-Smith, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering
Responded 15 Sept 2020
A big thank you for your positive comments, we really appreciate your review
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nickswlon wrote a review Oct 2021
Teddington, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the self catering barn which adjoins the the B+B for a week in October. My mother has limited mobility and it worked really well for her. Although there are 12 steps to the first floor (where the sitting room and kitchen are), once she was up there, it was perfect. One bedroom is on the first floor and one is on the ground floor and both have step-free en-suites. The kitchen was very well equipped and came with milk, tea and coffee. Andrew looked after us very well and nothing was too much trouble. This barn has a great view over the Dart Valley, has a lovely balcony for pre-dinner drinks and afternoon tea, and is a mile from the beautiful village of Dittisha where there’s a very small village shop in the Red Lion. Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Marks and Spencer are in nearby Dartmouth.

We loved the fish and chips at the Watermans Arms in Bow Bridge and I also liked the fish and chips at the Start Bay Inn. Both had very friendly staff.

I would thoroughly recommend Andrew and Martin’s place to future travellers.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Martin and Andrew Rodham-Smith, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering
Responded 29 Oct 2021
We thank you for your great review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay in the area and staying at Downton, It was a pleasure to have you stay in our self catering barn.
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Sue and Richard M wrote a review Jul 2021
Melksham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a hastily booked short stay and how lucky we were to find Downton Lodge, set in beautiful countryside but close to Dartmouth. Our room was spotless and contained everything we needed and a freshly cooked, and plentiful breakfast was enjoyed every morning whilst chatting to our lovely hosts Andrew and Martin. Check in was simple and the property is Covid safe. Probably one of the best B&B's we have stayed in. We will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from Martin and Andrew Rodham-Smith, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering
Responded 2 Aug 2021
Thank you for your great review, we really appreciate your comments and enjoyed you staying here at Downton
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Caroline S wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My sister and I have just come back from a 5 night stay at Downton Lodge which we thoroughly enjoyed. We stayed in the twin bedroom which was beautifully decorated (as was the rest of the house), spotlessly clean and had absolutely everything that you could possibly need including a sweet little balcony, which we enjoyed sitting out on in the evening to enjoy the views of the lovely gardens and surroundings. Every single window in our room looked out onto stunning views. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful and set us up for the day. There is so much to see around the area and so we were very grateful to Andrew and Martin for there very helpful recommendations. We would have no hesitation in recommending Downton Lodge as a good base from which to explore this beautiful part of the country.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Martin and Andrew Rodham-Smith, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering
Responded 2 Aug 2021
Thanks for your positive comments we enjoyed you staying with us here at Downton, we are so pleased you enjoyed your room, the location and views around.
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SarahKD wrote a review Sept 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved every single minute of our stay at Downton Lodge. The barn conversion was so impressive and featured every amenity we could have possibly needed. It's rare to find accommodation that so accurately reflects the listing and surpasses expectations.

The hosts were so welcoming and very accommodating, providing excellent service during such a challenging time for the hospitality industry. They gave us fantastic advice about the surrounding areas and we always available to deal with any queries we had.

It's a great location with access to both coastal and country walks and is also just a short drive from nearby Dartmouth. We wished we'd booked a longer stay and would most definitely recommend Downton Lodge to friends, family and total strangers.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Martin and Andrew Rodham-Smith, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering
Responded 7 Sept 2020
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Matthew and Sarah wrote a review Sept 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay in the self-catering barn. Andrew and Martin were so friendly, welcoming and helpful prior to and throughout our stay and had lots of suggestions for places to visit in the local area. The barn is designed to take advantage of the beautiful views over open countryside towards Dartmouth, spotlessly clean, and is extremely well appointed with everything you could possibly need. We would definitely recommend staying at Downton and hope to be back again soon!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Martin and Andrew Rodham-Smith, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering
Responded 2 Sept 2020
Thank you for your Positive comments we really appreciate your review
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jomo475 wrote a review Sept 2020
Benington, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely place to stay. We booked a couple of nights originally Thursday to Friday but needed to change. No problem and we looked forward to our stay. With Covid restrictions on bed and breakfast we had our temperature taken on arrival and were taken through the protocols. Everywhere was gleaming and we were shown to our room. A lovely bed with sumptuous white sheets. Our room had a window and whilst having a cup of afternoon tea I was able to take in the breathtaking view.
My husband is plant based and it was no problem for Andrew who knocked up a tofu scrambled egg and mushrooms with tomatoes. I enjoyed a lovely full English with local produce and it set us up for the day.
You cannot fault Downton lodge for a really safe and comfortable stay. I would thoroughly recommend a couple of nights here
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Martin and Andrew Rodham-Smith, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering
Responded 8 Oct 2020
Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and felt safe under the present circumstances
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UberBrain wrote a review Sept 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Andrew and Martin are wonderful hosts and run their B&B to the highest of standards whilst creating a really relaxing place to stay.
The location is idyllic and peaceful, the rooms immaculate and amazingly comfortable and the breakfast was delicious and of a very high quality.
They have thought of everything to keep their guests safe in the current climate while still creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
We really enjoyed our few days at Downton Lodge and would definitely return. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Martin and Andrew Rodham-Smith, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering
Responded 11 Sept 2020
We thank you for your valued review, it was a pleasure to have you stay and we are pleased you found it relaxing
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Algarve-boy wrote a review Sept 2023
Beckenham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the ground floor garden room bed and breakfast from the 7th-10th September. On arrival we were shown to our delightful room and a pot of tea and biscuits was brought to us which we enjoyed in our private court yard garden. The room was very nicely furnished with ample storage and a king sized bed and a wet room ensuite, despite the heat wave it was easy to keep the room cool. The breakfast was full waiter service for all course, which is very rare these days, with Andrew and Martin demonstrating their many skills.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: A state-of the art new speed camera installed on the A385 Ashburton road. 30mph this camera is...
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Response from Martin and Andrew Rodham-Smith, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering
Responded 28 Oct 2023
A Big thank you from both of us for your wonderful review.
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Andrew L wrote a tip May 2024
Billericay, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared for driving along very narrow lanes. Pub restaurants stop serving food quite early, so ring ahead to check availability."
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UrbanFox1 wrote a tip May 2024
Cotswolds, United Kingdom86 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You will need a car."
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Colin D wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very rural, quiet and peaceful"
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Natalie W wrote a tip Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay attention to the travel instructions.... Downton Lodge is down a lane alarmingly marked as a farm track. Perfectly driveable. "
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Mark wrote a tip Sept 2023
Kent, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good location for Dartmouth and for boat trip to Greenways NT (Agatha Christie home)"
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PRICE RANGE
£144 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDevonDartmouthDittisham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering
Which popular attractions are close to Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering?
Nearby attractions include Britannia Royal Naval College (1.5 miles), Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens (1.2 miles), and Coleton Fishacre (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olive, The Chart Room First Class Coffee Lounge, and DillyDally Tearoom.
Are there any historical sites close to Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, and Self Catering?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Coleton Fishacre (3.7 miles), Greenway (1.5 miles), and Dartmouth Castle (2.6 miles).
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